The Assessors’ Office has contracted with Patriot Properties to assist with our Cyclical Property Inspection Program. Property Inspections will begin the last week of April and run through mid-May. This year’s inspections will be concentrated on properties located within Assessor Maps 1, 2, 6, 7, 11, 12, and 18. In addition to properties located in these areas, we will be inspecting properties in other neighborhoods which have a last inspection date prior to January 1, 2014.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue Guidelines requires the Assessors’ office to attempt an interior and exterior inspection of each property at least once every nine years. The purpose of these inspections is to confirm the accuracy of the data currently on file within the database. Having an accurate database is essential to the fair and equitable distribution of the Tax Levy.
Please note these inspections are voluntary and should only take 10-15 minutes. If you would prefer to schedule an appointment, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 978-777-0001 ext. 3058. If you have any questions please contact John LaBelle, Chief Assessor, at 978-777-0001 ext. 3055.
We appreciate your anticipated cooperation.